Using Big Healthcare Data to Supplement Chikungunya Surveillance in the U.S.

Joel Greenspan, Silvia Valkova


Chikungunya is not a U.S. nationally notifiable disease and tracking travel-associated and locally acquired cases is currently dependent on voluntary reporting via ArboNET. Electronic healthcare reimbursement claims covering a large proportion of visits to providers' offices may help overcome some of the limitations of ArboNET in documenting timing, occurrence, and spread of Chikungunya in the U.S.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *